Monday, May 7, 2012

Now That You’re Done, You’re Still Wrong [#IKnowATeacher Series, part 1] | The Jose Vilson

Now That You’re Done, You’re Still Wrong [#IKnowATeacher Series, part 1] | The Jose Vilson:


Now That You’re Done, You’re Still Wrong [#IKnowATeacher Series, part 1]

The whole premise of some meetings is to listen to the person speak ad nauseam about the topic of their choice with little regard for others’ opinions. It happens all across America in offices where voice only matters insofar as the first one has first, second, and third say. Words to some serve as a beat down into acquiescence rather than inspiration to act onward. In such meetings, the most powerful person is always the one who puts his index fingers on his lips, takes a deep breath, waits until the speaker is done, and says, “Yea, I get that, but you’re wrong, and here’s why.”
That’s why I admire my former math coach. All praise is due to my first math assistant principal and first math coach, but, during his years at my school, I learned lots about how to handle the malcontents of the world. Some people have this belief that they don’t have time to waste, so they grow impatient and frustrated with those who they believe take up too much of their time. They cut people off, don’t want to deal with people, and take too 

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